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2018-2019 Community Grants Program

Grants to Georgia Nonprofits and Agencies for Breast
Cancer Treatment, Education, and Support Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

11/30/17 12:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to Georgia nonprofit organizations and government agencies for breast cancer treatment, support, education, and screening services. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the October 11 or October 13 grant writing workshop. Projects may take place in Bulloch, Bryan, Chatham, Camden, Glynn, Effingham, Liberty, Long, or McIntosh Counties.

The funding priority areas are listed below in order of importance based on the needs identified in the 2015 Community Profile.

1. Projects that reduce barriers related to cost of direct services (i.e.: screening and diagnostic services) for medically-underserved individuals. The medically-underserved are people with life circumstances that make them susceptible to falling through the cracks in the health care system. Many do not have health insurance or cannot afford it; those who do have insurance sometimes face insufficient coverage. The medically underserved also include those who have trouble accessing health care for any reason. They are people who have illnesses or disabilities that have extended their need for care beyond their coverage, or people who live in remote areas where health services are scarce. As the health care system has become more complex and more difficult to navigate, even people with insurance and many resources can be underserved.

The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide no cost or low cost breast cancer screening and diagnostic services, financial assistance with diagnostic copays/deductibles and transportation assistance.

Priority will be given to projects that serve one or more of the following populations:

a. Black/African American Residents in Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, or McIntosh Counties

b. Medically-Underserved Residents in Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, or McIntosh Counties

Projects must include a comprehensive communications plan to educate Coastal Georgia residents about the availability of local resources.

2. Evidence-based patient navigation programs that increase the number of Medically Underserved and/or Black/African American residents served through Navigation services, with priority given to projects that seamlessly transition residents through the continuum of care from education through screening, diagnosis and treatment. Patient navigation is a process by which a trained individual guides patients through and around barriers in the complex breast cancer care system. The primary focus of a patient navigator is on the individual patient, with responsibilities centered on coordinating and improving access to timely diagnostic and treatment services tailored to individual needs. Patient navigators offer interventions that may vary from patient to patient along the continuum of care and include a combination of informational, emotional, and practical support (i.e., breast cancer education, counseling, care coordination, health system navigation, and access to transportation, language services and financial resources).

Examples of successful projects include those that:
-Increase breast cancer action due to increased knowledge;
-Increase the number of “never screened” women getting breast cancer screening;
-Reduce the number of women “lost to follow‐up;”
-Reduce time from abnormal screening to diagnostic procedures;
-Reduce time from diagnostic resolution to treatment;
-Increase treatment compliance.

Funds may be requested for the following types of expenses, provided they are directly attributable to the project:
-Key Personnel / Salaries
-Consultants/ Sub-contracts
-Patient care
-Other direct project expenses
-Equipment, including software, not to exceed $5,000 total, essential to the breast health‐related project to be conducted
-Indirect costs, not to exceed 12% percent of direct costs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142828

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $50,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for one year.

Term of Contract:

The project must occur between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply. Eligibility requirements must be met at the time of application submission.

-Individuals are not eligible to apply.

-Applications will only be accepted from governmental organizations under Section 170(c)(1) or nonprofit organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code. Applicants must prove tax‐exempt status by providing a letter of determination from the IRS.

-Applicant organizations must provide services to residents of one or more of the following locations: Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long or McIntosh Counties

-Proposed projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer and address the priorities identified within this RFA. If a project includes other health issues along with breast cancer, such as a breast and cervical cancer project, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion.

-All past and current Komen-funded grants to an applicant must be in compliance with Komen requirements.

-If applicant, or any of its key employees, directors, officers or agents is convicted of fraud or a crime involving any other financial or administrative impropriety in the 12 months prior to the submission deadline for the application, then applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant until 12 months after the conviction. After such 12-month period, applicant must demonstrate in its application that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct will not recur.

Funds may not be used for the following purposes:
-Research, defined as any project or program with the primary goal of gathering and analyzing data or information.
-Education regarding breast self-exams/use of breast models
-Development of educational materials or resources that either duplicate existing Komen materials or for which there is not a demonstrated need
-Education via mass media (e.g. television, radio, newspapers, billboards), health fairs and material distribution. Evidence-based methods such as one on one and group sessions should be used to educate the community and providers.
-Construction or renovation of facilities
-Political campaigns or lobbying
-General operating funds (in excess of allowable indirect costs)
-Debt reduction
-Fundraising (e.g., endowments, annual campaigns, capital campaigns, employee matching gifts, events)
-Event sponsorships
-Projects completed before the date of grant approval
-Land acquisition
-Project-related investments/loans
-Equipment over $5,000 total
-Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the following grant writing workshops. The workshops will cover the funding priorities in more detail.

October 11, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Komen Coastal Georgia
2250 E. Victory Drive, Suite 107
Savannah, GA 31404

October 13, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Southeast Georgia Health System, Conference Room 1
2415 Parkwood Drive
Brunswick, GA 31520

Pre-Application Information:

-Application Deadline: November 30, 2017, 12:00 PM
-Award Notification: February 2018
-Grantee Award Event: March/April 2018
-Award Period: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
-Savannah Race for the Cure: April 21, 2018

More information about the RFA may be found here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Julie A. Schwartz

Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia
P.O. Box 1405
Savannah, Georgia 31404

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia: Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh Counties